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Middle Grades General Science Education (5-9) B.S. Degree

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    Our program prepares you for employment as a middle or secondary math teacher.

    • Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, math and bilingual education
    • In 2010, the average salary of a Florida teacher was $50,000
    • The Florida Legislature has determined there is a shortage of math and science teachers, making you eligible for student loan forgiveness programs
    Source: Florida Department of Education and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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    This teacher preparation program can be taken fully online or in a blended setting, which combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education (grades 5-9) and will be well prepared to teach topics in astronomy, earth science, life science and physical science.


    • Enjoy a career with hands-on laboratory experiences that make learning exciting for students and teachers.
    • Help students develop a scientific view of the world, as well as creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Scholarships, grants and loan forgiveness programs may be available.
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    Admission requirements

    To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree from a regionally accredited school that shows you met SPC's general education requirements  
    • To have completed the following state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
      • EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
      • 8 credits of Biology, Physics, or Chemistry with Lab:
        • Biology with Lab I & II—BSC 2010 & BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 & BSC 2011L
          Note: This is preferred option because it also satisfies the prerequisites for both PCB 3043C and PCB 4674, which are part of the major. If the biology prerequisites are not taken prior to admission to the College of Education, they must be completed during the two semesters. 
        • OR General Chemistry I & II—CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L, CHM 2046 & CHM 2046L
          Note: CHM 1025 (or passing the chemistry placement test administered by SPC Natural Science department) is required as a prerequisite to BSC 2010 & BSC 2010L (see above) and SCE 3420C, which is a course in this major.
        • OR Physics with Lab I & II—PHY 2048 & PHY 1048L, PHY 2049 & PHY 1049L
        • OR General Physics I & II with Labs – PHY 1053 & PHY 1048L, PHY 1054 & PHY 1049L
      • 4 credits of Geology with Lab—GLY 2010 & GLY 2010L
      • 3 credits of Oceanography—OCE 2001
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 in all college classes
    • Passing scores from all sections of Florida’s General Knowledge test  

    Degree Path from AA to BS to Industry Certification 


    After completing the coursework for this degree including the school-based hours and internship, students will be guided through the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Bruce BrodneyFaculty,12 MonthSPBrodney.Bruce@spcollege.edu(727) 341-7986
    Meg DelgatoFacultySPDelgato.Meg@spcollege.edu727-341-4422
    Michael PoulinChair, College of EducationCLPoulin.Michael@spcollege.edu(727)791-2788
    Robert RazeFaculty,12 MonthTSRaze.Robert@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5882